convertibles- tallest?

Hazelandlucy

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The profile of the Dionos adds extra torso room compared to the Britax -- the measurements can be deceiving. I have both and I would say my daughter has at least 2-3 inches more in her RXT. That being said, I think the quickness in which a child will outgrow a Britax convertible is some times exaggerated. Extremely tall kids with extremely long torsos will outgrow them before 3, but the vast majority will make it to 3 and beyond. DD2 was 37" at her 2 year checkup (90% if I recall but kinda leggy for a toddler) and she still has 2-3 inches of torso growth at 27 months. She will last longer in her Boulevard than she would in the Sureride, one of the most commonly recommended ERF seats with a 40 inch standing height limit.


Thanks! I agree about the Britax. I have a 36" 2.8 yr old and she should last quite a while longer RF in the Britax. Is it allowed to recline the actual car seatback to give extra legroom?
 
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nataliem257

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Thanks! I agree about the Britax. I have a 36" 2.8 yr old and she should last quite a while longer RF in the Britax. Is it allowed to recline the actual car seatback to give extra legroom?

I don't have a manual handy, but I don't think so. You can make a big difference with your install though, when you're tightening push where the bum goes instead of where the feet go and it will give you some extra recline for leg room.
 

SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
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Just a quick question about the Rainier - the shell is 25", but you have to stop rear facing within 1.5 inches so really only 23.5 inches of usable shell. The Britax is 24 inches with a 1" rule so 23" of useable shell. Only .5 less than the Rainier....so I am confused why the Britax is considered not a long lasting seat, but the Rainier a great ERF seat?

It's not so much that the Britax models are not long lasting ERF. Almost all kids will make it to 2 years old. Shorter kids will make it to 4-5 years old. It's just that so many other seats have either greater height or weight limits or both. Maybe the game will change soon?
 

SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
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oooooo very sneaky how you did that Darren :cool:

See what I did there? Did you spot the one below from yesterday?

The tallest practical RF height limit today is probably the Amazon.com : Graco Size4Me 65 Convertible Car Seat, Pierce : Baby and similar models.

It remains to be seen with the production models and side-by-side measurements, but the new Boulevard/Advocate should be pretty similar to the SureRide forward-facing, and to the Size4Me and related models for rear-facing.
 

Cnidaria

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And a problem with the existing Britax seats seems to be that kids often get uncomfortably low on legroom before they have actually outgrown the seat by height.
 

nataliem257

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And a problem with the existing Britax seats seems to be that kids often get uncomfortably low on legroom before they have actually outgrown the seat by height.

I'm sure all kids are different, but my leggy 2 year old seems perfectly happy with her legs bent in her boulevard. It bothers my mother terribly though, she constantly comments on how uncomfortable she must be. I told her "mom, this is the same kid that had a nuclear melt down this morning because I cut her pinapple in a way that displeased her. Don't you think she would let us know if she was uncomfortable..."
 

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